The Star and the Zoo (Reading Gems Level 1)

Author(s): Virginie Zurcher; Daniel Howarth (Illustrator); QED Publishing Limited Staff

5-8 yrs

The animals are settling down for the night when a star falls from the sky into the zoo. Little Star is desperate to get back home, but who will help her? Exploring themes of  kindness, friendship, teamwork and learning to work together, this fun and engaging story also includes comprehension activities and extra discussion topics, making it perfect for supporting learning at school. Featuring original stories, delightful characters and humorous illustrations, Reading Gems is a series designed to spark a love of reading. It is a supplementary reading programme that is graded into four levels to perfectly suit a child's reading ability from an emerging reader to a confident, independent reader. Parents and teachers can be reassured that children are reading books that support their ability, challenge their reading skills and encourage reading confidence with every word on the page.


Product Information

Virginie Zurcher grew up in France and now lives in Hong Kong. An exciting new author, Star of the Zoo is her first book. She lives in Hong Kong.


Daniel Howarth started drawing from a very early age and went on to study Art at college and then university. He graduated with a degree in Illustration in 1994 and started creating his own range of greetings cards with his wife and fellow children's author, Heidi Howarth, whom he met at university. Daniel works from his studio in Exeter and enjoys the wealth of inspiration and imagination that comes from living deep in the Devon countryside with his wife and two children.

General Fields

  • : 9781784939205
  • : Quarto Publishing Group UK
  • : QED Publishing
  • : March 2018
  • : 220mm X 200mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Virginie Zurcher; Daniel Howarth (Illustrator); QED Publishing Limited Staff
  • : Paperback
  • : 418
  • : Daniel Howarth
  • : English
  • : 428.6
  • : 32